Thursday, 23 February 2012
Seen on a walk: Under the Palace Pier
Old Brighton is disappearing under a wave of primping and prettification. But a few places still haven’t been gussied up – like under the pier. It might have been re-branded by the Noble Organisation as Brighton Pier, but underneath, it’s still the Palace Pier of Brighton Rock and Quadrophenia: behind these doors, Jimmy unwittingly spends a night with a roomful of rockers. Never mind Under the Boardwalk, under the pier is a dark, dank, edgy place, where Pinkie forever lurks, just beyond the shadows.